When choosing our current home, we adopted the Betty White philosophy to living a long and healthy life. When asked what her secret was, Betty replied in an interview with People magazine, “I have a two-story house and an awful memory,” she says, jokingly. “I’m up and down those stairs all the time.”
Looking for You
The coronavirus doesn’t care if you are rich, poor, a celebrity, or whatever your walk of life. The coronavirus is happy to send the grim reaper to your door.
Most vulnerable are the elderly, as well as people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory illness, high blood pressure, and cancer, according to an article in The Scientist, a magazine for people in the life sciences field. 2020-04-09 https://www.cancerhealth.com/article/who-is-most-susceptible-new-coronavirus
The coronavirus loves the long-term care facilities, and the folks with the health conditions mentioned above.
The coronavirus will come for everyone if you let down your guard. There are plenty of stories of young children and thirty-somethings dying from the coronavirus.
Stay at Home, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, Cough into Your Sleeve, not Your Hands are all great defensive guidelines.
How often are we hearing stay home, stay healthy?
The keyword is healthy; with no exercise facilities open, there is one excellent health trick, and it requires no exercise equipment. All you need is a good flight of stairs.
Betty White has been a trailblazer, ahead of her time with advice. It is no wonder stair climbing is recommended by doctors and health authorities worldwide because high-quality studies show: Climbing just eight flights of stairs a day lowers average early mortality risk by 33%.
What is a flight of stairs? A flight of stairs counted as approximately 10 feet (3 meters) of elevation gain (around 16 steps.)
Seven minutes of stair climbing a day can halve the risk of heart attack over ten years. https://www.stepjockey.com
Part of the mission of my blog is, ” Proposerity to All Aspects of Your Forever” and dispensing advice is simple; walking your talk is difficult.
In a recent blog; How to Diversify Your Finances, Health, and Knowledge Life
I wrote about my wife and I treating ourselves and delayed our Christmas gifts until after the new year. We purchased Apple Watches to monitor our health and have a tech device to motivate us to step up our physical health.
Part of the Apple Health App is the ability to measure your Flights of Stairs climbed. We made this effort to add more flights of stairs into our lives every day, and since the pandemic, we have gone from an average of nine flights a day to sixteen.
Now that my wife and I are raising our daily base of flights of stairs climbed, we need to stay aware of this small but mighty change. How do we keep our new level of stair climbing sustainable?
Adopt Base, Better, Best© Training Method
Part of coaching practice is a method I call Base, Better, Best. I developed this method when I started to train for my first ever 1/2 marathon. I was running 5 Kilometers for years and used this distance as my base.
I followed a 16-week program with the Running Room, halfway through the training program I had built up to a base of being able to run 10 kilometres, and by the end of the 16 weeks, I had built a base of being able to run a 1/2 marathon distance. http://www.runningroom.com
When I ran my first 1/2 marathon, my new goal became about breaking time goals, and over fifteen years, this is what I set out to do.
If you have never climbed a flight of stairs, your base might be one flight; you need to start somewhere and feel comfortable with the number of flights you have chosen.
Knowing eight flight of stairs has incredible health benefits; by your halfway point (eight weeks), set a minimum of four flights of stairs a day and by week 16 build to eight flight of stairs a day.
Key In On Eight Flight of Stairs
Remember in the beginning One Flight of Stairs is your base, the halfway mark 4 Flights is your Better and Now at 16 weeks, 8 Flights of Stairs is your Best.
Should you be able to maintain an average of eight flights of stairs a day for a month, you will have set a new base. I will leave that up to you if you want to build upon something new.
Not all of you are heading back to work right away as the economy starts to open up.
The world will not have a vaccine for the next while, why don’t you make a fundamental change in your health and add eight flights of stairs a day to your life.
Who knows how long you will need to take personal responsibility until the medical world has a cure to COVID-19.
Step it Up and Be Counted.
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